Israel, Social Media, & the Battle for Truth
A Conversation with Noa Tishby
Today we are confronting a noxious new wave of social media antisemitism. How do we fight it, and share the truth about Israel across our digital networks? At the forefront of the battle of ideas on social media, is Noa Tishby. Tishby’s an Israeli household name and well-known actress, and she has used her star power to become one of the country’s leading voices against hatred of Israelis and Jews.
This great-granddaughter of Zionist pioneers founded the first Israel-focused online advocacy and rapid response organization, Act For Israel, and with that Tishby became a powerful voice for Israel and the Middle East. In 2014 Tishby initiated a partnership between The Schusterman Foundation and Summit Series and co-created Reality Israel, a series of leadership trips to Israel for Jews and non-Jews alike. To date, Reality has brought to Israel thousands of professionals in tech, music, food, sports and the arts and sciences. She was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Jews in the World and was on Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Power list of international executives.
As a producer, Tishby made history with the sale of In Treatment to HBO: the first Israeli television show to become an American series. She co-produced the 14 Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, and Peabody Award-winning series, In Treatment alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.
Tishby has spoken at the United Nations, where she has discussed everything from BDS to Israeli innovation. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Journal, Tablet, and Ynet, where she writes about policy, culture, and international relations.
Join us for this important and timely event on what we can all do to counter the surge of hatred surrounding Israel on social media and beyond.
This FREE and open to the community program includes both in-person and Zoom ticket options. Preregistration is required for both.
As a part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, Tishby's new book,
Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth, will be available for purchase and signing that evening.
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If you will be joining online you can find the link to the webinar below.
Please be sure to write it down somewhere easily accessible so that you can attend the event at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 13.
Meeting ID: 865 8438 3494